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Where is Bedford, Virginia?

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Bedford County is in the west-central area of Virginia known as the Piedmont Plateau, midway between the cities of Lynchburg to the east and Roanoke to the west. It is made up of 764 square miles, with the Town of Bedford as the county seat in the center.

With the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west, the James River to the northeast, and beautiful Smith Mountain Lake to the south, Bedford County is just 115 miles west of Richmond, 180 miles southwest of Washington D.C., a short day’s drive to New York City or Atlanta and 697 miles to Chicago.

Bedford is part of the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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